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stevoomba


Joined: 05 May 2005
Posts: 70
Location: Rye Park NSW

PostPosted: Sat 22 Jun 2013, 20:39    Post subject:  Making firefox portable
Subject description: if all else fails
 

Hi. I've been trying to have my firefox profile in my home directory instead of root, but none of the instructions I've read here or elsewhere seem to have helped. Whatever I do Firefox just keeps putting my profile in /root/.mozilla/firefox

So I had a look at how to create a new profile pointing to my profile directory in /mnt/home/firefox/profile and I found this extension allowed me to do it:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/profileswitcher/

But I did have to add the following text to the /root/.mozilla/firefox/profiles.ini file:

[Profile1]
Name=steve
IsRelative=0
Path=/mnt/home/firefox/profile
Default=1

As this is a bit fiddly, does anyone know an easy way of making a portable firefox use a profile in its own (/home/firefox) directory?

cheers,
Steve
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tlchost

Joined: 05 Aug 2007
Posts: 1694
Location: Baltimore, Maryland USA

PostPosted: Sat 22 Jun 2013, 20:57    Post subject:  

copy the .mozilla directory to /mnt/home
then, delete the .mozilla directory form /root
then, reboot and save

Now, Puppy "knows" that .mozilla is NOT in /root
Create a link from the /mnt/home/.mozilla to /root/mozilla
I do it by ctrl left button on the /mnt/home/.mozilla and
dragging it to /root and indicating I want to create an absolute link

I run bootable usb, and in doing the above all my puppies can use
the same .mozilla directory.

Good Luck
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stevoomba


Joined: 05 May 2005
Posts: 70
Location: Rye Park NSW

PostPosted: Sat 22 Jun 2013, 23:31    Post subject:  

tlchost wrote:
copy the .mozilla directory to /mnt/home
then, delete the .mozilla directory form /root
then, reboot and save

Now, Puppy "knows" that .mozilla is NOT in /root
Create a link from the /mnt/home/.mozilla to /root/mozilla
I do it by ctrl left button on the /mnt/home/.mozilla and
dragging it to /root and indicating I want to create an absolute link

I run bootable usb, and in doing the above all my puppies can use
the same .mozilla directory.

Good Luck


Yay! That's a much easier way!

(Still not truly portable in the sense of running from a single directory, but the end result is what I wanted)

thanks.

Steve

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